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Mwanga skips combine, Union deal next?
MLS / Union

Mwanga skips combine, Union deal next?

Oregon State forward Danny Mwanga skipped Major League Soccer’s scouting combine this weekend amid reports that Philadelphia Union would pick him first in Thursday’s draft. Mwanga, an 18-year-old sophomore originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was set to head to play in France but apparently changed his mind after […]

Aquilani Speaks
English Premier League

Aquilani Speaks

After taking three months longer than expected to reach full health, Alberto Aquilani says he is prepared to lead Liverpool to a top four finish. He spoke this weekend about his role going forwards and the long shadow of Xabi Alonso: “Xabi and I are two very different kinds of […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The U.S. soccer team may play El Salvador in a friendly on Feb. 24. U.S. international Stuart Holden will follow Owen Coyle to Bolton for a trial there after the former Burnley coach switches teams, according to Soccer by Ives. University of Akron forward Teal Bunbury wins the Hermann Trophy, annually given to […]

English Premier League

EPL Update

Only two matches were played this weekend in England, as bad weather forced most of the schedule to be postponed. While the winter weather delayed a lot of soccer, it brought out the best in the American contingent playing in England’s top division. On Saturday, Landon Donovan made his Everton […]

Donovan starts, assists on goal in first Everton match
English Premier League

Donovan starts, assists on goal in first Everton match

U.S. international Landon Donovan started today in his first match for Everton and assisted on his squad’s first goal in a 2-2 draw against Arsenal. Donovan created Leon Osman’s goal in the 12th minute with a curving cross on a corner kick  from the right side. (Watch the goal here.) […]

Togo withdraws from cup after 4 die
Africa

Togo withdraws from cup after 4 die

Four have died after a rebel assault on the Togo national soccer team, including goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale, prompting the team to withdraw from the African Cup of Nations in Angola. (Update: Togo decides to stay. Togo’s request to return to tournament turned down.) Some professional clubs are now calling for […]

Fan Culture

On Spirituality and Football

The BBC World Service recently ran a segment concerning the confluence of faith and football. It was interesting in that it depicted how nuanced and sophisticated, as well as deeply entrenched, one’s spiritual beliefs can be with their sporting life in the beautiful game. The discussion ran the gambit from […]

Daily news roundups

Fire, Red Bulls hire coaches (and other news)

The Red Bulls hire Hans Backe to coach their team next year. The Swede won four titles in the Danish league. The Chicago Fire set to hire a coach of their own: former El Salvador national team coach Carlos de los Cobos, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. FC Dallas signs […]

NASL / USL

USL, NASL strike deal

The U.S. Soccer Federation has brokered a deal for a single Division 2 soccer league to operate this year. USSF officials announced the deal Thursday as a one-year compromise between the United Soccer Leagues and the breakaway teams that moved to form their own league, the North American Soccer League. […]

Union sell out first sections of stadium
MLS / Union

Union sell out first sections of stadium

Philadelphia Union sold out the first sections of Union Field at Chester, the team announced today. Six sections flanking the midfield on each side of the stadium are now sold out for season tickets. (Click here for a diagram.) The team also introduced three high-end season ticket plans today, ranging […]

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